Access Bank Plc has assured African businesses and entrepreneurs of its readiness to fill in the gap created by the big global banks in service rendition to Africa.
Group Managing Director/CEO of Access Bank Plc, Mr. Herbert Wigwe disclosed this speaking to a high level business and political audience in Windsor, United Kingdom recently.
Speaking at the Access Polo Challenge Day 2017 in the UK, Mr. Wigwe noted that “ we are an emerging global bank and the bank’s capacity as a leading brand in the continent and globally will be perfect fit for the entrepreneurs as the global banks face business objectives in other parts of the world outside of Africa”.
According to the CEO, who is also Chairman of The Access Bank UK Ltd “as an international bank with branches in many African countries and in Europe with The Access Bank UK along with its subsidiaries around the world in Paris, Middle East and China, our bank is poised to assist African entrepreneurs and businesses in meeting their corporate objectives”.
The award to Access Bank UK, for the second year running, as best Africa Trade Finance Bank from CFI-Co (Capital Finance International) following voting from CFI readers, subscribers and contributors including the World Bank is particularly gratifying.”
His words come at a time when Western banks are moving to establish a stronghold in Asia at the expense of Africa which will automatically reduce financial intermediation and services to African businesses and entrepreneurs with its multiplier negative effects on the continent.
As the leading banks in the world, according to The Banker’s 2017 Top 1000 World Banks, are not in Africa but in China, USA, UK, Europe, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Middle East and India makes the availability of Access Bank to entrepreneurs and businesses in Africa ideal.
Globally and through its UK subsidiary, the bank operates with the objective to service its clientele through excellent customer service and innovative solutions in private banking, trade finance, personal banking, and business banking amongst others.
Access Bank Plc has grown from strength to strength and its excellent operations has been adjudged by many national and international award bodies including BusinessDay Award and The Banker Award of the Financial Times Group London, UK which rated the Access Bank as the Bank of the Year in Nigeria.